On This Day

What Happened on April 4, 1940

Historical Events


Music releaseMusic Premiere

Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's musical "Higher & Higher" premieres in NYC

Composer Richard Rodgers
Composer
Richard Rodgers

Famous Birthdays

  • Bijan, Iranian men's apparel designer (Bijan), born in Tehran, Iran (d. 2011)
  • Richard Attwood, British racing driver, born in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire
  • Robby Müller, Dutch cinematographer (Breaking the Waves, Dead Man, Korczak), born in Willemstad, Curaçao, Kingdom of the Netherlands (d. 2018)
  • Sharon Sheeley, American songwriter (Somethin' Else), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2002)
  • Vladimir Timofeyevich Isakov, Russian cosmonaut, born in Zilair, Russia
1940 Highlights

About April 4, 1940

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 3 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aries